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Psittacosaurus meileyingensis Sereno et al. 1988 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Psittacosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65708

Full reference: P. C. Sereno, S. Chao, Z. Cheng and C. Rao. 1988. Psittacosaurus meileyingensis (Ornithischia: Ceratopsia), a new psittacosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of northeastern China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(4):366-377

Belongs to Psittacosaurus according to P. C. Sereno 2010

Sister taxa: Psittacosaurus gobiensis, Psittacosaurus houi, Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis, Psittacosaurus major, Psittacosaurus mazongshanensis, Psittacosaurus mongoliensis, Psittacosaurus neimongoliensis, Psittacosaurus ordosensis, Psittacosaurus sibiricus, Psittacosaurus sinensis, Psittacosaurus xinjiangensis

Type specimen: IVPP V7705, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Meileyingzi, which is in an Aptian terrestrial horizon in the Jiufotang Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore